TEXT 270
pravartate yatra rajas tamas tayoh
sattvam ca misram na ca kala-vikramah
na yatra maya kim utapare harer
anuvrata yatra surasurarcitah
pravartateexists; yatrawhere; rajahthe mode of passion; tamahthe mode of ignorance; tayohof both of them; sattvam caand the mode of goodness; misrammixture; nanot; caalso; kala-vikramahthe influence of time or annihilation; nanot; yatrawhere; mayaexternal energy; kimwhat; utato speak; apareothers; harehof the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anuvratahstrict followers; yatrawhere; suraby demigods; asuraand by demons; arcitahbeing worshiped.
" 'In the spiritual world, there is neither the mode of passion, the mode of ignorance nor a mixture of both, nor is there adulterated goodness, nor the influence of time or maya itself. Only the pure devotees of the Lord, who are worshiped both by demigods and by demons, reside in the spiritual world as the Lord's associates.'
This verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.9.10) was spoken by Srila Sukadeva Gosvami. He was answering the questions of Pariksit Maharaja, who asked how the living entity falls down into the material world. Sukadeva Gosvami explained the cream of Srimad-Bhagavatam in four verses, which had been explained to Lord Brahma at the end of the severe austerities he performed for one thousand celestial years. At that time, Brahma was shown the spiritual world and its transcendental nature.

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